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Your HR challenges for 2017

With 2017 being around the corner, what HR initiatives are you planning to prioritise next year?

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2016 has thrown up some rather unpredictable events, and the role of HR as a strategic function has been critical in helping organisations to thrive in an ever shifting environment. But what is your focus for next year? I'd love to hear about your current pain points, what keeps you up at night (from an HR at work perspective that is!), challenges you'd like to overcome and initiatives you hope to get in place.

Here are some questions I have to get the ball rolling: Has Brexit impacted how you'll think about recruiting talent? Are you expecting to utilise the gig economy by creating more temporary positions? How about creating appealing reward packages for millennials? What actions might you take to improve employee engagement? How is 'HR' perceived in your organisation?

I'd love to hear any thoughts or opinions on what you think is important for HR professionals to tackle, appreciating that you might not want to give away too much info on internal strategies

Thanks in advance,

Sam  

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By Shonette
15th Nov 2016 12:01

I think a big priority within our company is defining roles & responsibilities (seems like such a basic admin task but it's amazing how quickly things change), reviewing employee benefits and making sure our culture & values remain strong - sure there's a lot of policy & wider strategy there too but these are just the elements that are being talked about business-wide :)

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By Samantha Antoniou (nee Arnold)
15th Nov 2016 14:19

Thanks for sharing Shonette. I agree that job descriptions might feel like an admin task but when they're not up to date, they contribute to issues in performance management and alignment to company goals. They're also a great tool for bringing the values to life for individual roles by establishing the relevant behaviours for the role that support the company's culture.

Can I ask what has sparked the need to review employee benefits?

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By Shonette
15th Nov 2016 16:11

I think our benefits package is always up for discussion, but in particular as expectations and available options shift over time, and we articulate our culture & values better, we've updated what is on offer - for example what food & drink is available to employees in the office (coffee & tea, free fruit etc), days off for birthdays etc.

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